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    ^noice!

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    got out friday. turns pretty solid all things considering.

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    got a message from a friend about a rail jam at brighton saturday? you had the 10yr old's attention at rails..

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    total blast. just watched and listened to some girls and guys just crushing it. a few of them just off the charts smooth...

    regarding mirror lake highway, that shit is disappointing. july 4? like you said, the snow is pretty much already trashed. got a friend coming into town thursday and were hoping to camp in provo falls and ski out that way for a few days next week, but now trying to figure out alternatives ...
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    Skied main chute and then booted up to the gun shack and skied from there down through the Ho to the road, for probably my final run of the season.

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    The good snow seems to be above ~10k at this point

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    Frank Dogg has been bothering me to go ski touring all winter as he loves cross country skiing, but I've been reluctant to take him due to his age and inexperience in the backcountry. With a summer snowpack in place it was finally Franks time to shine. I asked him where he wanted to go and he said he wanted to do an Ultra 5K+ Prominent Great Basin Peak! That's my boy, Frank!

    We decided on Deseret Peak and at 430 am on saturday we left for the trailhead.

    First, objective was the Temple Couloir, which is still filled in and skiing great for June!
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    The main vien went to the top but for some reason I went up the top right fork, which I think has a higher entrance, but who really cares?
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    Frank kept asking me to take his picture like a tourist. #kidsthesedays
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    After temple, we switched back over and headed for the twins. Looks like all the remaining skiers in the wasatch had the same idea.... How many skiers can you count in this photo?
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    Summit shot! Frank Dogg!
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    Scouting the line....
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    Frank Dogg sends!
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    WASATCH STOKE, CONDITIONS, OBSERVATIONS, AND ASSORTED DRIVAL 18-19

    Go Frank!


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    Frank is shredding hard for an old guy and a first time BC skiing dog. That first day is bigger than most dogs/people will ever do!
    It's so weird that Deseret gets gangbanged in June but your tracks can be the only ones for a week if you head up there in mid-winter. The road approach isn't that long by today's standards...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtran10 View Post
    Skied main chute and then booted up to the gun shack and skied from there down through the Ho to the road, for probably my final run of the season.


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    yesterday? Me too. Wish I hiked up to the gun shack, I thought I could sneak in lower and avoid hiking/walking. I was wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuco View Post
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    I saw those yesterday, nice route-finding. I was jealous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boissal View Post
    Frank is shredding hard for an old guy and a first time BC skiing dog. That first day is bigger than most dogs/people will ever do!
    It's so weird that Deseret gets gangbanged in June but your tracks can be the only ones for a week if you head up there in mid-winter. The road approach isn't that long by today's standards...
    Oh Frank Dogg is just a pup, he just turned one a few weeks back. Just dont want to work him too hard.

    And I don't find it surprising at all that more Wasatch skiers don't ski deseret in the winter. As I find that most Wasatch skiers don't travel very well. Shit, half of em won't even consider a tour of they can't make it home by noon

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    Nice work tagging both lines up there BRUTAH. And tell Frank Dogg he's a good boy.

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    yesterday? Me too. Wish I hiked up to the gun shack, I thought I could sneak in lower and avoid hiking/walking. I was wrong.
    Yea I was up there at like 11 AM

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRUTAH View Post
    Oh Frank Dogg is just a pup, he just turned one a few weeks back. Just dont want to work him too hard.

    And I don't find it surprising at all that more Wasatch skiers don't ski deseret in the winter. As I find that most Wasatch skiers don't travel very well. Shit, half of em won't even consider a tour of they can't make it home by noon
    I thought he did look pretty damn puppy-ish when I saw the pic, assumed you meant he was too old to get up there, not too young to do it in a manageable fashion!

    You're probably right about Deseret. It's almost an hour drive after all. Practically a different country...

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    Anybody think it's a good idea to wake up super early Saturday and ski this: (1500 ish foot couloir that's all above 10k). Could be a a couple miles of non-trivial bushwhacking involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zion zig zag View Post
    Anybody think it's a good idea to wake up super early Saturday and ski this: (1500 ish foot couloir that's all above 10k). Could be a a couple miles of non-trivial bushwhacking involved.

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    i wouldnt say its a bad idea.
    http://www.firsttracksonline.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by zion zig zag View Post
    Anybody think it's a good idea to wake up super early Saturday and ski this: (1500 ish foot couloir that's all above 10k). Could be a a couple miles of non-trivial bushwhacking involved.

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    More like a mile. Not too bad. Little tricky knowing where to turn into the woods...pm me if you want to chat on the tele.
    Time spent skiing cannot be deducted from one's life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zion zig zag View Post
    Anybody think it's a good idea to wake up super early Saturday and ski this: (1500 ish foot couloir that's all above 10k). Could be a a couple miles of non-trivial bushwhacking involved.

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    The snow line is pretty high down there but I agree, there shouldn't bee too much schwacking. I'd recommend a vehicle with a short wheelbase for the approach cause if you can't reach the flats up high you may need to practice your 500-point U-turn skills.

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    ZZZ, I think its a good idea! I'd ask to join ya but I think I have to do chores on saturday, I'll double check with the boss tho

    Alta is still skiing well especially because they're still using snowcats to service their snow guns which gives you a nice 10 foot wide surface free of sun cups to ski to the base

    Went across the street this morning for a little multi sport fun. My bet would be that the apron is toast soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zion zig zag View Post
    Anybody think it's a good idea to wake up super early Saturday and ski this: (1500 ish foot couloir that's all above 10k). Could be a a couple miles of non-trivial bushwhacking involved.
    Oh man, I've wanted that for years. I'm locked into a family trip this weekend. The ridge traverse is supposed to be spicy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by telefreewasatch View Post
    More like a mile. Not too bad. Little tricky knowing where to turn into the woods...pm me if you want to chat on the tele.
    A mile isn't bad. If I can motivate, I'll get in touch.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boissal View Post
    I'd recommend a vehicle with a short wheelbase for the approach cause if you can't reach the flats up high you may need to practice your 500-point U-turn skills.
    Oof, full size, crew cab here. That road is the mental crux for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by BRUTAH View Post
    ZZZ, I think its a good idea! I'd ask to join ya but I think I have to do chores on saturday, I'll double check with the boss tho
    I should honestly be getting stuff done too. But skiing is stuff?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    Oh man, I've wanted that for years. I'm locked into a family trip this weekend. The ridge traverse is supposed to be spicy.
    I've heard the ridge traverse is fun, but looks like the best access now would be straight up the gut with pons? Especially with the forecasted temps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zion zig zag View Post
    A mile isn't bad. If I can motivate, I'll get in touch.



    Oof, full size, crew cab here. That road is the mental crux for me.



    I should honestly be getting stuff done too. But skiing is stuff?



    I've heard the ridge traverse is fun, but looks like the best access now would be straight up the gut with pons? Especially with the forecasted temps.
    You can always hike from the bottom in tennies...I've always walked from the bottom lacking a proper vehicle.
    Man, what a year to be laid up. First year without a tour in 45? And one of the better snowpacks especially at lower elevations.
    Woulda hooked up with you mofos otherwise...living vicariously through y'all...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zion zig zag View Post
    I've heard the ridge traverse is fun, but looks like the best access now would be straight up the gut with pons? Especially with the forecasted temps.
    Yeah, that might be the call over melted out chossy exposed ridgeline in AT boots. Might still be warm enough for rockfall in the couloir, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zion zig zag View Post
    Oof, full size, crew cab here. That road is the mental crux for me.
    I never drove, always the passenger, and always gripped as hell. That road is good for ATVs but it always feels like a truck is going to roll off into the creek. When we hit the snow line a few years back in a double-cab long bed Taco we hadn't seen a spot to turn around in 20 minutes. Buddy turned around on the spot, took a lot of patience and upper body strength on his end to muscle the taco around and some real effort on my part to stay in the truck when the nose was hanging over the creek...

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    word on the street is that you are able to access Hayden Pass on Mirror Lake now

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRUTAH View Post
    word on the street is that you are able to access Hayden Pass on Mirror Lake now
    Interesting. That may match my waning commitment better, both in approach and drive, then previous goal.

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